What you'll do
Want to understand all about Marseilles and its secrets? Come with me, I'll tell you everything by walking you through the heart of the city. In doing sport as well as visiting, in nourishing body & soul! Follow me for a sunny and sporty 10 kilometers hike, accessible to all and I will make you discover and enjoy the city differently: - Reveal it's History and Geography, heritage and treasures, funny stories and true historical facts, go back in time through old documents and maps. - Let's go find the quiet spots of Marseille, reveal hidden beauties, stride along little streets only known by inhabitants. - Unearth various and surprising architectural patterns of housing, which are contemporary marks of a deep and complex History. - Climb stairs to give ourselves amazing views, make some nice detours to avoid noisy places, find the right spots to get global points of vue which helps us to understand the city structure. Let's go to all the secret spots which are almost impossible to find by yourself, and which are ureachable by car or by bus. One and only transportation: our feet ! If you like to contemplate, if you appreciate the beauty of simple things, if you want to do sport, then you will be delighted by this 5-star sporty guided tour in the heart of our beautiful 2600 old city!
Born, raised and living in Marseilles, I’m here to share my love of this city with you. I know it by heart and still look at it with a children eyes. I love to observe and explain the city evolution, it's long History, the urban projects, the architectural forms, historical buildings and monuments, and Marseilles has an infinite wealth on those topics! I'm graduated in town planning and architecture, as well as in mapping. I used to work for the city's town planning agency. I'm passionate about hiking, I use to organize and do 200 kilometers' hikes in France every year, through countryside and villages.
I offer city maps to guide us and to help understand the city and it's construction through ages, 2 pairs of walking sticks…
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Where you'll be
I offer 2 different tours: - The first one is perfect if you don't know yet Marseilles: we will focus on its History, its development, its culture and on emblematic places of the city. Starting at the amazing Old Port (call it "Le Vieux Port"), then we will walk on the waterfront to find beaches, observes islands and castles, and to reach some little hidden fisherman ports and lively places. Then we will go up to the "Notre dame de la Garde" cathedral for an amazing 360° viewpoint. It will be the perfect occasion to understand the city structure as well as been blown away by the landscape. Finally, we will go down in the city and reach the Place Castellane through these streets called "Les Travioles". - The second is more sportive, green, less urban, requires a better physical condition, and is ideal if you already had a first look at Marseilles. From Place Castellane, we will climb up to the Roucas Blanc district, true green lung of the city, discover its many secret streets, stairs, lovely old houses, and charming dead ends, before joining some coves hidden just near the city center. Then we will go up again to the "Notre Dame de la Garde" cathedral and will appreciate to have been successful in our hike in watching a true amazing landscape. Hikers in the afternoon will have the opportunity to enjoy the sunset over the sea. Finally, we will go back to Place Castellane, taking those particular streets called "Les Travioles"... You choose!
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.
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Urban hike in Marseilles